ALERT: Sourced from Russian State-Controlled Media
The major of Armed Forces of Ukraine declared the decision to lay down arms and surrender to the Russian military in Donbass
topwar.ru – There was information about the interrogation of Major of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ivan Sobolev, who surrendered without a fight near the village of Kalinovka in the Volnovakha region. It is known that the Ukrainian officer held the position of deputy battalion commander of one of the brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to the latest information, he and a group of Ukrainian soldiers went to the Russian checkpoint near the village of Kalinovka (according to one of the versions by mistake), but did not join the battle, but decided to lie down оружие and surrender to the Russian troops. With him, some other representatives of the battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also laid down their arms.
The Ukrainian major himself justified his decision with “the unwillingness to continue the unnecessary bloodshed”.
Major Sobolev of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that he “sees no sense in taking part in hostilities on the side of the Nazi regime.”
Therefore, he decided to surrender to the Russian troops.
Sobolev explained how he was at the top in his middle age. It turned out that after staying in Poltava after the collapse of the USSR, he served for some time in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Then he retired. That was in the late 1990s. Less than a year ago, however, he was called up for military service, from where, after more than 20 years of military retirement, it was decided to put him back into service. He was sent to a brigade with an operational base in the city of Vladimir Volynsky. And then he was transferred to the Donbass with a unit to participate in hostilities.
Now the Ukrainian officer says that he himself would not return to military service – he is no longer of that age, but he has no right to refuse mobilization.
If there is a possibility to save human lives, it must be saved. Let the politicians decide this question. I see no sense in shedding blood for the Nazi regime. Even in civilian life, I am a pre-retiree. I have a wife, children, grandchildren at home, and relatives living in Russia and Belarus.